you, you you. ♪ [applause] jon: and that brings to a close our west point holiday special. we'd like to thank everyone at west point especially the west point band for allowing us to share in this joyous holiday season. from all of us at fox news i'm jon scott. have a great holiday and a great night. [music playing] ♪ night. ♪ ♪
[cheers and applause] >> well come everybody to "fox and friends" christmas show. thank you very much for lets us share the special holiday with you and your family. >> we have an amazing lineup for you. billy ray cyrus is here. paula deen is here. and all of ire favorite personalities from the fox news channel, they're going to stop by as well. >> first we want to well come our very special audience is here. you've been affected by hurricane sandy not in a positive way. out of the destruction there are amazing stories of inspiration some will share the stories. i look forward to hearing them and our audience. >> we want to welcome, everyone watching at hope. all the kids out there, we have a very special surprise for you. ask mom and dad if you can stay up a little late. >> we want to say hello to everyone serving overseas who can't be home for christmas. we thank you for protecting our freedom and thank you for our service. >> without further adieu,
let's get the celebration started with music this evening. here is billy ray cyrus performing "run rudolph, run quote. [cheers and applause] ♪ run, run rudolph ♪ santa has g ♪ around ♪ santa to a boy child what have youline longing for ♪ all i want for christmas is a rocken roll electric guitar
♪ and away went rudolph whizzing like a shooting star ♪ run, run rudolph ♪ santa's got to make it to town ♪ santa make em hurry tell him he can take a freeway down ♪ run run rudolph ♪ we go like a merry go round ♪ ♪ ♪ said santa to a girl child ♪ what would please you most to get ♪ a little miley doll that can cry, sleep, drink, and wet ♪ then away went rudolph
♪ whizzing like a savor jet ♪ run run rudolph santa's gotta make it to town ♪ santa make em hurry ♪ tell him he can take a freeway down ♪ run run rudolph ♪ we go like a merry go round ♪ out of all the reindeer ♪ you know you're the mastermind ♪ so run run rudolph ♪ randolph's not too far behind ♪ run run rudolph ♪ randolph's ain't too far behind ♪ ♪ woo! ♪ run run rudolph
♪ run run rudolph ♪ run run rudolph ♪ santa claus is coming to town. [cheers and applause] >> billy ray cyrus. good job, billy, awesome. >> thank you. >> as i'm listening to this song, i'm wondering did you grow up in must call household in kentucky? was there guitar playing going on in christmas after you open up the present after santa got there. >> guitar playing. drums. i got drums when i was a little buy, made a lot of noise. my papop played the fed dill. my mom played the piano. we had a gospel quartet. there was always a lot of singing. >> what was your memory growing up as christmas, little billy ray. you have a great name, billy ray cyrus, never gets old. what was it like? >> you know i think it was
always about the spirit of christmas, that you know, christmas is about, you know. our savior being born and, hope for -- [applause] >> doesn't get the applause in church but gets it here from billy ray. good job. you had a chance, this kentucky kid had to spend quality time in new york in the middle of sandy and sandy smashes in. in what way did it affect awe and what way did new york surprise you?. >> being in the middle of new york city when sandy hit, it was a, like for everyone it was a really different and strange time but what i got to see was the resiliency and the will of the people of this area to stand up and love each other, to help each other, to rebuild this city. this city a great city. this area, the people are strong. [cheers and applause]
when stuff happens, they get back up and they dealt with it, you know, as well and as fiercely as it could be dealt with. i just think the humanity of the people, that is what overwhelms me. how the will of the people, was hey, we get knocked down, we get back up. new york city this whole area it has been an honor to be here during this time period. >> you're the perfect to be on our show not only are you a great american success story, you love this country. you are wearing the stars and stripes around your neck and your music is patriotic and love of country comes through. that is why you're loved on fox and friends especially during this holiday season. billy, ray. thank you very much. let's go to alisyn camerota. what is coming up next. >> thanks, brian. i'm joined by two people whose lives were turned upside down. we have pastor joseph his home and brand new business was destroyed. he only sat in his new office twice before the
storm hit. tell us what the storm looked like for you, pastor? >> quite honestly it was a privilege because as as pastor, and as someone who tries to lead by example i it was a privilege to be able to serve all those others who's lives were turned upside down. so instead of worrying and mourning and all of those things, i had the opportunity to help serve everyone else in the neighborhood. >> that's a wonderful perspective. and a wonderful silver lining. we know it could not have been easy. tell us stories from the neighborhood. >> our house happened to be the first house right on the ocean and it was literally ripped in half from top to bottom. the top half was removed and went two houses up the street and got stuck on a fire hydrant and sat in the middle of the street while all of my beautiful neighbors homes were completely devastated. it was very, very difficult. >> we can hear how painful that was. i want to bring in louise
bowman. you too lived through sandy. you have loads of grandchildren. this couldn't have been easy for your family. tell us what it was like? >> it was devstating. we lost everything, everything that you worked your life was gone. >> your home was destroyed? into yes it was destroyed. you feel helpless. we felt alone, if it wasn't for the people, the neighborhood, they brought us down food. hot coffee . it is there them. >> that is the beauty of children. we're so happy that you're here with us for this christmas celebration today. we really appreciate it. really an inspirational message. gretchen, let's go over to you. >> thank you so much, alisyn. today we're celebrating of
course baby jesus of the his parents parents forced to find shelter in a manger when there was no room at the inn. >> this is what christmas is all about. this is why your friend, former pastor and governor of arkansas, mike huckabee. he joins us with a special christmas message. >> my guess you will be pretty busy, getting the right gift and making sure all the things on your christmas table are just exactly right. you will probably be frustrated because not everything will be perfect. never has been and it never will be. christmas is never about us being able to do something that is completely perfect. and if you let that spoil your christmas, if you let that diminish what this is all about, you may have missed the real meaning of christmas. because christmas is not so much about finding perfection in what we do, the real meaning of christmas is finding that when god showed up on earth, he did it perfectly.
it didn't look like it at the time. it looked like a disaster. young unmarried teenage girl, couldn't find a place to deliver her baby. ended up having to go to a barn and the only place to lay the newborn was in the feeding trough intend for goats and animals. that wasn't a mistake. you see god wanted to show up in the most unlikely place because he wanted to remind us when we think he can't find us, when we think somehow that he doesn't understand just how tough life is for us, actually he understands completely because there is no place that he can't find us. and there is no condition that he hasn't experienced. that is the real perfect christmas. >> thanks, governor. this may look like clark griswold's house but it is actually bob beckel's home. close enough. wait until you hear why he goes best second quarter with the decorations. >> my favorite christmas memory, christmas 1978, my
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♪ . >> ho, ho. merry christmas from "the five.". >> bob thought santa might have missed him this year. >> man. >> what would you like for christmas? >> i want the menu how you put together twinkies. >> like a recipe?
>> recipe. that's what they call recipes, yeah. >> fwreg, how about you? >> world peace. santa. >> i want you to write another book and get me one of these. >> how about eric? >> i have everything i could possibly ask for. a beautiful family, great friends and colleagues. for that i feel, very, very blessed. how about you? >> i agree. i want to wish everyone out there a very merry christmas. thanks for watching "the five." my wish for good ratings next year. >> that is pretty straight forward. kimberly? >> i wish for safety of our troops and families and know how much we appreciate their service. have a happy holiday season everyone, from "the five". >> speaking of "the five", do did you know bob beckel has the most expensive electric bill on his block? that is because every year he makes sure to have the brightest block on the house. take a look. ♪ .
>> not big pieces. i got all the big pieces. it is little things that you need, you know? drives you crazy. but, a, for the kids, right? that's what it is all about. >> somebody please think about the children! ♪ . >> you know, 85,000 lights associated with this project. seems to me i'm unraveled everyone for the last 10 years. >> think you might be overdoing it? >> when was the last time i over did anything? ♪ .
>> yeah, man. every year gets larger. i use to say out of your mind? i don't get up there every more. that is santa up on the roof. i used to be able to put him up but no more. >> ah!. >> it is a labor of love more than anything else. i don't know how else to put it because no sane human being would do all this work. christmas eve is when the judges come around and judge the display. usually i find out who my competition is in the neighborhoods around montgomery county and go spy on them to see what they have got. >> i really want my house to be seen, from space!. >> when i was a kid i saw everybody else's house was dolled up in lights and all that and ours never was. i thought, something wrong with that. >> do you have any idea how bright your house is? >> i decided i would start
to do it in a big way. when i had a big house it was, i don't know, probably 200,000 lights. this will be about 100,000 when it is over. >> awe!. ♪ . >> well this is, these are many is of the things that i do every year. this is one of the favorite ones everybody likes. sking dog and his friend up on the ski slope. they come on down and he actually skies. this little fellow right here i got from germany as a matter of fact. when you turn him on and he shoots snow all over. then we've got the guard dog right here. of course all this santa and the sleighs and his entourage, the antelopes. this is what it is all about. i had this sign made when i tried to decide what it was, somebody said why do you do this every year? got down to this. this display is for all the
kids in brookmont and this neighborhood and big kid that lives here. >> better come out and stop me. >> gets cold later in the year and worth it. and some days feels too cold to be worth it. i say this, i wouldn't have any other way, and you will of you out there very merry christmas. best time of year, believe me. >> oh my goodness, who knew that about bob beckel? i love it. oh, my gosh. how fantastic. thank you, bob. from bob beckel's house to paula deen's house. what is christmas like there? the queen of southern cuisine will be here. ♪
♪ . >> three friends struggling to pay their bills when they decided to audition for "america's got talent". olympia snowe ♪ . >> could see the billboard in las vegas with the three cowboys. well come. three tenors are here tonight. i'm telling you right now, you guys are without a doubt the front-runner to win this competition. >> they didn't win but they're top five finish and national exposure propelled them to fame. joining us now, the texas tenors, marcus collins, jc fisher, john hayden, good to see you guys. >> thanks for having us. >> the hoff knows talent.
your love of reality television paid off in this case. tell us how the three of you came together and how you ended up auditioning for "america's got talent"? >> my wife and i always watched reality shows and thought it would be interesting to put country music and classical together. these are two of my best friends. they do a little bit of everything and we gave it a shot. >> you certainly do a little bit of everything, marcus because on the website describes you as combining, country, classical, broadway and classical and how do those things merge together. >> i don't know. wow, we love every genre of music. we're all three classically trained and we have country backgrounds. we love broadway and love gospel music. we're able to combine those and put on an entertaining show. >> your popularity has grown around the world, john. what was the time that you sat there and said, wow our lives have really changed? you have twitter followers
and facebook friends and fans in every country in every corner around the globe. >> it is surreal. we've had experiences sigging for 45,000 people with the houston sim any outside and cleveland pops. interesting airing in another country as it does we start to get facebook messages and fan mail from other countries so we tell when it is airing there. >> very cool. the audience will be happy to hear this afternoon you all get the texas tenors cd. they have a free copy to everyone. [applause] the here they are, the texas tenors, performing white christmas. guys? ♪ i'm dreaming of a white
christmas, just like the one i used know ♪. ♪ may your days be merry and bright, and may all your christmases be white ♪. ♪ i'm dreaming of a white christmas just like the ones i used to know ♪. ♪ where the treetops glisten, and children listen to hear
sleigh bells in the snow ♪. ♪ i'm dreaming of a white christmas, with every christmas card i write ♪. ♪ may your days be merry and bright, and may all your christmases be white ♪. ♪ ♪ and may all your christmases be white ♪.
[applause] >> bill o'reilly quizzes steve every week on the factor. coming up steve will turn the tables on bill. so how much does o'reilly really know about christmas? >> then keeping gospel music alive one child at a time. hear it for yourself right after this break. ♪ ♪
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♪ . [cheers and applause] >> welcome back to fox and friends christmas special. we're so glad once again you could join us. >> what better way to kick off this half hour then by making bill o'reilly, shall we say, putting him to a test of sorts, right, steve? >> that is exactly right, gretchen. every week he puts me in the hot seat on the culture quiz. but on christmas i turned the tables. so how did he do? take a look at this. the spin starts here.
>> we thought it would be great if you wore this antler elf hat. >> you know i thought it would be great if you buy me a condominium in monaco in monte carlo. but neither is going to happen. >> somebody has to wear the hat. >> looks lick it will be you lincoln chaffey. >> question number one, bill o'reilly, what dissanta spin into tinsel, icicles, our fruitcake wrappers. >> icicles. >> but it is close. spider web. >> santa and spiders. >> a woman who didn't have money for decorations used food. spiders ate it and santa spin it into tinsel. >> that is fascinating. what is next? >> this is good for my image the hat. >> that is great, doocy. whatever you want. get on with it, will you? >> the first christmas card was created in england in
1843. what were people doing on the picture in front of card? hanging candles on a tree, opening presents, waiting for invention of television, or, sitting around a table hitting the sauce. >> i would say they are, number two, b, what was b again. >> opening presents. >> opening presents. that's wrong. >> okay. >> i'm sorry. >> what were they doing? waiting for you to come on "fox and friends". >> sitting around the table drinking. >> okay. >> here is historical question. >> how many more are there. >> hold on. i got antlers, you don't want to get gored which president immediately ordered a christmas treef to be decorated 26 days after roosevelt, franklin, ronald reagan and jimmy carter. >> sew after -- >> after christmas. >> after christmas wanted tree deck it kraed on the 26th. i have no clue you but i will say wilson. he was nutty. >> he was nutty and it was ronald reagan. he had a good reason. american hostages turned home. >> that makes sense. okay. i'm 0-3 doing well. this is great and a lot of
fun. >> 'tis the season. have little bells on there. can you hear the bells? [laughter] you hear that. >> yeah i did. >> okay, good. you know the movie, jingle all the way? >> yeah. >> with arnold schwarzenegger. what was he trying to buy his son? a poseable action figure. tickle me elmo, turbo man or a copy of lincoln's last day, the perfect gift for kids at christmas. >> turbo. >> that's right. >> yes. arnold, turbo. christmas. >> must be a turbo man around here somewhere. >> the last one just left. very funny. >> no!. >> hey. >> this is war. >> this is our final question. >> excellent. >> you know that soon, 12 days of christmas. >> on the third day of christmas. >> my true love gave to me. >> that stupid hat. >> there is only one hat. there is not three hats. in the strong, 12 days of christmas, what does the partridge in a pear tree
symbolize? war on christmas animals. [laughter] the star of bethlehem. jesus or the maji? >> magi. >> jesus. >> jesus is a pair now? is that what he is? >> at a time in england when catholics were prohibited from practice of their faith in private and public and referred to religious things in code and jesus was the partridge. >> what an uplifting christmas question. when henry viii was beheading all cat thicks they thought jesus was a bird so they could live. >> thank you very much. thank you for gracing us with your wisdom. >> that was fantastic. >> so great he wasn't out of character. >> merry christmas, bill o'reilly. >> he is same character in the hallway and office. >> usually at 9:00 eastern time. ali over to you. >> with voices that rise into the heavens these
teenagers are keeping the tradition of gospel music alive. we're joined by vi higen son gospel for teens, their director. great to have all of you here today. thanks so much for being here. wait until everyone hears your beautiful voices. we'll get to that in a second. i want to talk to you about the program. you stated that the goal is to bring gospel into the lives of kids who have been raised on hip-hop. why is that important? >> you know what? we tell our kids you don't have to be hip-hop to be hip. we enjoy hip-hop. we all enjoy all types of music but we know where the root of the music came from which is the gospel. >> your mama started this. >> my mama. and she is very special to all of us. she is our leader. she is our inspiration. she is what, the engine that keeps this going. >> that is great. without further a adieu we lant to hear you sing your version of this beautiful christmas song. so let me get out of the way
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♪ ring, ding, s ♪ [ applause ] [applause] >> what an amazing performance. coming up next, what is christmas like at paula deen's house? she is here with her inside scoop. singing sensation and long island native ashanti is about to perform. take a listen. ♪ . ♪ fill my stocking with lots of treats, with red and green underneath the christmas tree. hey santa i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes.
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>> i'm shepard smith. hope you're enjoying your holidays. all of us from the fox report and "studio b", let there be a great new year for you and yours. see you next year on the fox news channel. >> thank you very much, shepard. you think your house is crazy around christmas you ain't got nothing on paula deen. the queen of southern cuisine is laughing already. she is here to share what christmas is like around her house. [applause] >> thank y'all.
thank equal y'all. >> when does the cooking start? when does the celebration begin. >> it is crazy, brian. i work usually up to like the 17th of december. i have to get in there and it gets crazy, crazy, crazy. i have to call in my friends to get things wrapped. but, some children in town. >> gotcha. >> well, from my grandchildren, yes. and it is just crazy. we have got three grand boys right now. we have two more boys in the oven. so next christmas when i shoot my magazine i will be holding five boys. >> that is fantastic. >> yes. >> we know your sons. we got some pictures. swing down memory lane. >> do you? where are they? here is bobby. >> bobby looks drunk, doesn't he? [laughter] >> that's okay i guess. >> looks like he has been drinking eggnog. >> yeah. >> look at your hair there, paula. >> made you --
>> oh, my god. >> look at you. you have not aged at all. >> brian. >> wearing apron looks like in the kitchen. >> where is that, yes? >> i can't see that, very well. >> we'll get you a telescope. no problem. you look cute and gave us a real idea what is happening. first off i have something out you look in unbelievable shape. you look like a triathlete. how have you done it? >> thank you. moderation, does that sound crazy? but it really is true, y'all, moderation. i still enjoy the foods that i have always enjoyed. i'm trying to walk. but i have reconstructed my plate like, the green part of the meal, you know, i increased the size of it and the carbs i have lowered down to this. >> sure. >> real is all about moderation. i will have three french fries instead of three orders, you know? >> that will do it. speaking of food, you know, because you are the queen of
southern cuisine you actually helped a lot of people in our area very recently during the month of december who were sandy victims. >> let me tell you something, steve. we have been, smithfield and the uscw and myself have been trying to get up here since sandy struck. in fact we had everying lined up to come to be with awe, and then the nor'easter came. so we couldn't get n. two days ago, y'all, i spent the afternoon at a church with -- >> in staten aye land, right. >> in staten island and retired police and firemen [applause] >> these folks are from staten island. >> i know. god bless y'all. god bless y'all. i met some real heroes in your community the other day. smithfield, uscw and i brought in 1.4 million servings to y'all. >> that's amazing. >> in that area, of protein.
of protein. [applause] so we got some, got some hams on the grill cooking for y'all. >> here's the thing. once the camer go away and president come by and people of staten island and long island and new york city and new jersey still have major programs. >> absolutely. >> many which are not in their homes. this is great fun for people around the country and around the world that watch us. steve, do you have it. >> these folks were from staten island and talking earlier about a relief fund. if you like to help them out, make checks available to the rotary relief fund for staten island, post of post office box 50168, staten island, new york, 10305 or go to website, staten island rotary relief.com. a lot of people are hungry. paula deen will be cooking in the next hour. you will come back to see us. >> paula, thank you. [applause]
>> how are you guys doing? having fun so far. >> yeah. >> you guys are great to be here. coming up, water wouldn't normally be a problem for these guys. check them out. hurricane sandy changed all of that. wait until you hear the incredible way all of these animals were saved. then he just performed at carnegie hall but he never should have been alive to see that day. his story will leave you speechless. ♪ . [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and like something... or you can get out there and actually like something.
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>> all you early morning risers out there in this holiday season. i want to wish all of you a mare, merry christmas and happy new year. >> thanks so much, sean. he has performed on five continents before presidents and foreign dignitaries. the only person to graduate from the julliard school of
music with a double major in piano and organ. but for randall acheson, a near-death experience at 19 years old changed his life forever. so great to see you. >> thank you. >> i've come so blessed to know you are my children's piano teacher as well. such an amazing musician. you had this near-death experience at 19. you almost drowned. what happened? >> it was at a friend's engangment party. i had thrown him in body of water. i had never been in a body of water bigger than a baptist tri. i didn't know how to swim. i was 19-year-old. was in the julliard school. found myself in the water flailing around thinking how could this be happening to me at 19 years old. i can't swim. i know that dogs learn to swim and throw them in. i will manage but i wasn't. then all of sudden i left my body. my spirit just left my body and went into this incredible tunnel of white
light, the most brilliant light i've ever seen. i started floating effortlessly. the first thought was, my first piano teacher. then thought of my third piano teacher. i realized i had a good wonderful life, but i had practiced my whole life. how could i be dying? i was just getting started. then i realized it was pretty great, that being in this tunnel of light it was very the theerl. i did have a choice to struggle and go back or i felt i could simply release and continue in this journey and this tunnel of light. and i knew it was a wonderful, glorious thing. >> but you were saved? >> but i was saved but i did get so far as to see the face of godwell coming me into heaven and it was a beautiful cloud-like,
father-like face of god. >> how has it changed how you lived the rest of your life through your faith and your music? >> this changed my life to appreciate life here on earth but also to look forward to going to heaven. >> you say you don't fear death in any way? >> i have no fear of death. and i, if i can offer one message to people that have lost loved ones, or, and wonder what happens after death, for me, knowing god and going to god was the greatest blessing of my life so far, this near-death experience. >> well, i have had the privilege of hearing you perform so many times. many people often call it a religious experience. to hear you play. and now we're going to be blessed to hear you play a medley of christmas music. mr. randall acheson. >> thank you, gretchen. ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ [ applause ] >> coming up a different kind of piano performance. these guys never actually touch a key. the piano guys, the youtube sensation on deck. >> then another special performance to honor our sandy victims. long island, new york, native ashanti is here. stick around for that. ♪ .
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[applause] >> all right. welcome back to "fox and friends christmas." we're so thrilled all of you have joined us. i never received as much applause. is it just for me? >> if you want to think so, yes.
>> we want to welcome everyone watching at home, especially all the kids. guess what? we have special surprise for you. don't tell your parents. you can't go to bed just yet >> a cliff hanger. we also want to thank the members of our military fighting overseas. because you are fighting for our country, we at home enjoy the freedoms we have. thank you >> paula dean is here to cook up awesome christmas recipes >> and belly ray cyrus is here. going to perform "that's what daddies do >> first ashanti is here to perform the christmas song. take it away. ♪ chestnuts roasting on an open fire ♪ ♪ jack frost nipping at your
nose ♪ ♪ yuletide karl being sung by a choir ♪ ♪ and like eskimos ♪ everybody knows in mistletoe, helps make the season bright ♪ ♪ tiny tots with their eyes all aglow ♪ ♪ will find it hard to sleep tonight. ♪ ♪ they know that santa's on his way ♪ ♪ he's loaded loots of toys and goodies on his sleigh ♪
♪ and there's every mother's child is going to sigh ♪ ♪ to see if reindeer really know how to fly ♪ and so i'm offering this simple prayer ♪ ♪ to kids from one to 92 ♪ although it's been said, many times, many ways ♪ ♪ merry christmas to you ♪ ooh ooh ooh ooh. ♪ ♪ la la la la
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>> merry christmas! [applause] >> ahaanti. wonderful job. isn't that amazing? >> a very special audience and we have been talking throughout the show about the victims of hurricane sandy. your family grew up in glen cove, long island. how has your community changed when you think about the community on this christmas? >> i would say that the community has come together because this was such a horrendous thing to happen, and no one expected it to be that bad. so i feel like the community has come together in offering help and clothes and food and trying to make sure that everyone is okay, regardless how badly you were affected, and everybody pitching in >> on your album cover, you and your sister, you're helding candy canes and you had an
obsession with candy canes >> my mom used to go to queens and get these giant candy canes and i loved them. they were just huge, and i love candy. so that was great to look forward to >> thank you so much. merry christmas. >> what's coming up? >> the ohio -- fox news legal analyst gary >> john: jury and his daughters >> we're happy to share christmas eve again with you in early december we experienced what all of us do experience, the loss of a loved one. my giant of a father, went to heap after a long, wonderful life. he was nope as the protecter of the fallen and a voice for those without a voice >> we cried on my grandfather's passing and we wondered whether the hope of christmas would be dark 'ed. we always associated christmas with the joy he and my children
brought to children each year with their annual christmas part >> my grandmother and inning:decided it should be continued. the christmas party went on. the children laughed and the parents beamed as we raised funds >> on the day before the friday, a mad man slashed his evil in newtown. 26 lives were snuffed out. i asked myself, what could i do to help them ? i told the producers i needed to go there, and they said, peter, please go. >> the next morning my father and i arrived in newtown as the sun rows. the sky was streaked with red and i asked myself whether the clouds spent the night crying. my father wondered how can the skies be so bright on such a dark day. we went to the church where parishioners weeped and we lit candles in memory of the
innocents lost. later that morning i watched my father interview the pastor of the church. he described how he had broken the news of the death of one girl to her brother. we heard another boy say, i don't want to die, jest want to have christmas. my father noted that worshipers were watching a live nativity scene. the monsignor said we're not going to be looking for one, we're going to be looking for 20 new stars. the hope of christmas would not be sting ired >> astood in the cold connecticut air, touched with the souls of the sweet infants inurned -- understood the christ child. they're so young, who will great them at the door? we said our goodbyes and i prayed for the spirit of olivia engel, who was to be an angel in
the christmas pageant. on that day i prayed that the families, if they were believers, would draw on that faith, too. and then it came to me. i wanted a hug and reawe sure them that the strongest, most nurturing garden of fallen angels i know, my open lost father, would be standing among those at the gates of heaven to 0 lovingly take the children by the hand to introduce them to their new friend forever, the christ child named jesus, born in a little town called bethlehem >> as we left newtown were we more hopeful when we arrived. we passed a shrine for the children, and as the sky turn from red to blue, the radio playedded ang yells on high. on christmas day, the carolina will be sung >> we wish you a blessed, joyful and hopeful christmas. cooking a
christmas morning casserole. and from youtube sensation to a major recording label. the piano guys, five dads from utah are here to perform a song from one direction. ♪ >> you know, i still remember the christmas presents that i got when i was a little boy unwrapping under the tree and so forth. but now that i'm a grown up. >> only coal. only coal from santa? >> jon: santa only brings me coal. as a grown up i only remember the family members and fun times we had at christmas time. and that's really what matters and we hope that you have a great, great holiday season with your family. >> that's absolutely true. well said jon scott. >> jon: thank you. >> do you want anything specific this year. >> jon: i have been so blessed i just want to spend time with my kids and just enjoy the season. >> that's a good answer out in san francisco, california where i'm from we don't get any snow. >> jon: that's right. >> it's usually a bright sunny
day. you can actually go to the beach. okay too. you can still celebrate with family and friends. >> jon: fog for christmas. >> that's not that special out there. we hope you have a great holiday wherever you are in the country and beyond from our show to yours. merry christmas. >> jon: merry christmas. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
away from their families they do the tough stuff. we just cover it merry christmas and happy holidays from all of us here in washington. >> thank you, bret. they started off as youtube
sensations. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> then the piano guys, five dads from utah scored a major recording contract. joining us now with their incredible story are the piano guys. thanks so much for coming out here, guys. a year and a half ago you were all just a middle aged guys living in utah. >> we still are. >> i guess except for -- you are 27. you are the youngster of the group. the rest of you. a year and a half later a major recording contract. tell me, i just want to find out, steve, how has your world changed and how did this happen? >> it was spontaneous. miraculous circumstances. we're are all from five different walks of life. all of our lives crossed in a small piano store in a piano store owned by paul. wants to practice. there is a piano mover that happens to edit well. i move into this guy's street we start writing songs together it just sort of gelled. >> organically.
do you things with instruments including the piano things we have never seen before. it's totally unique in the music industry. john, let me ask you, you also do things with songs that we have never heard. you have one direction a song we never saw a classical side too. how do you pick songs and know they are going to work here? >> we pick the songs that sometimes you know they are popular songs. we try to make them authentic and then we record them on a cliff and lift a piano up a thousand feet or get on a train you have a lot of fun doing it we are going to show some of that here are the piano guys. ♪ ♪
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♪ [ applause ] >> that was awesome. meanwhile, coming up, christmas casserole, a country ham, gorilla bread. i'm talking paula deen is cooking up some of the favorite dishes for christmas day. >> then country sensation billie ray cyrus performs another song. we'll be right back. >> i want to wish a merry christmas and happy new year to all of you from the folks here in washington at "fox news sunday." i know that i give brian a hard time, but in the spirit of the season, let me just say merry christmas, even to brian. ♪ ♪
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>> gretchen: merry christmas and happy new year and, doocy, where is that present you promised me a year ago? it's now a year late. >> steve: thanks. can i get greta a smithfield ham? >> yes. let's send her a ham. >> steve: we talked to paula deen about christmas and what it is like at her house about an hour ago. we want to know what it is like to eat at her house to share one of her recipes or two. what do you make on christmas morning? >> y'all, i make several things. but this is my go-to to and
that gorilla bread, steve. it's easy, i can mix it up the night before so i just pop it in the oven this morning. it's so easy. >> steve: christmas morning casserole. >> christmas hash browns. fresh hash browns or thaw frozen ones. we're going to pretend we have got spray. spray, spray, spray. so put that down. that's going to be our first layer. >> you want all of the potatoes in there? >> yes. >> and just kind of pat them. you know. now, i have got three eggs right here, steve, i'm going to salt, pepper,. >> steve: i'm cooking with paula deen, how cool is that? >> yes, you are, baby: all right, sour cream. and we just going to beat that in. and our half and half. >> folks, the key is. >> there you go. >> not too late to make it either for christmas morning or the day after christmas. so, pour this all in here?
>> no, baby, no. you pour the milk in there. oh my gosh, scare me to death. we got our taters. milk and butter. every potato needs some butter, right? >> how many sticks of butter do you go through your house these days? [no answer] [ laughter ] >> steve: you are cutting back. >> i'm never going to leave that butter, steve. i'm going to eat the real stuff. i'm going to eat the real deal. >> steve: green onions? >> the ham. >> smith field. >> what would i do without my smithfield folks. >> okay. smithfield has been on my table since my grandmother was alive. >> steve: oh my goodness. >> so cheese, look at this. i have got two different kinds of cheeses y'all. >> that's very pretty. >> wait, wait, wait. >> steve: okay. [ laughter ]
>> can't waste the butter. >> now i add that right? >> just pour it over there. y'all, we're going to bake this at 350 for one hour so while the family is getting in there and getting ready to open their gifts and have their fellowship, this will come out just in time. >> look at how it turns out. >> look how pretty it turned out. come on counsel here. let's get to the good stuff. y'all, this is gorilla bread. >> and you can make this. >> the reason i call it gorilla bread vs. monkey bread is i put a cube of cream cheese in the center of every one of those business cuts. >> that is delicious. >> >> i think we have enough cubes for the entire studio audience. congratulations, folks. thank you very much for making us a very, very special christmas. >> merry christmas to all of y'all out there. [ applause ] i send you all love.
>> paula deen, folks. [cheers and applause] >> steve is going to eat it all. coming up. their lives turned upside down by hurricane sandy. up next, the every day angels who came to the rescue to help both people and walruses, yes, i said walruses. and oh, alisyn, look who it is. we are about to get a very special guest. don't go away. we'll be right back. [chanting] >> we want santa. we want santa. we want santa. >> merry christmas, steve, gretchen and brian and a very merry christmas to all of you at home from all of us here at "fox & friends first." we hope you and your loved ones, wherever they may be, are having a holiday season filled with health and happiness. >> and we thank you for waking up with us every morning and look forward to starting the days with you in the new year. >> so from heather, heather, patti ann and myself, we wish
you and your families a very merry christmas and a happy new year and god bless all of you. ♪ ♪
>> welcome back, everyone to a "fox & friends" christmas. nearly two months after hurricane sandy destroyed homes and lives, the images are still shocking, but, out of the destruction there were stories of amazing sacrifice. in queens, new york, two sisters organized hundreds of volunteers to help those stranded, long before fema and the red cross even could arrive. over in brooklyn, 18 staff members at the brooklyn aquarium risked their own lives to save the lives of those that they loved so much, the animals. the people you are about to meet embodied the true spirit of christmas. they are sisters jamie and jill jordan. and john dolland, director of the new york city wildlife conservation society. and they are my guest. so great to see all three of you. >> thank you. >> it's such a true christmas story in the wake of the destruction that we went through here on the east coast with the hurricane. john, let me start with you. you, amongst 18 other staffers
at this aquarium, you stayed there when you probably should have gone home to take care of maybe your other families but you stayed there for the animals. >> right. well, you have to understand everybody who works at the new york aquarium works there because they love animals. they are comifted to wildlife and comilted to caring for these animals. even though it was a voluntary situation for all of us, we really felt like we had no choice. >> gretchen: what were. so dangers that you were facing as the storm came bearing down. >> it sits on 14 acres right on the atlantic. we were worried about the animals obviously but we were taken by surprise by the extensive flooding that occurred. so, i think all of the staff was concerned. we were key employed around the aquarium. waiting out the storm was a huge issue and safety issue. i think we were all just worried as we could be about the aquarium itself. a lot of our animals are down and exhibits in the basements which were flooded with
15 feet of water it was pretty stressful. >> gretchen: what was the survival rate of the animals. >> we lost almost none of our animals past the initial surge. fresh water fish out in outdoor ponds so things were lost immediately. but, beyond that the staff worked day and night literally we stayed there for a week working just to keep those animals going and to keep the systems going that would make them safe. >> gretchen: from animals to human lives. you are looking at two sisters. i mean, normally sisters, i have one, we love each other, sometimes we don't always just want to hang out together all the time but the two of you decided to bond together and help the human strife that was happening in your neighborhood. the people in our audience, in rock away. these are the two sisters who came to help you. what did you decide to do? >> well, it all started, i guess, the night of the hurricane. i was home in rock away. my sister was in garden city in long island. and she was saying "i made you apple turnovers.
my son wants you to come, evacuate." and i said no, dad is not evacuating, mom, our black is not evacuating so i stayed home but all of a sudden the flooding happened and i was getting really nervous and there was no way to communicate except through facebook. so my sister along with other women in our community katie and jessica created a facebook group to reach out and just let people know what was gotten on in rock away and then we quickly realized that the most important thing rock away needed was manpower. we posted something that said anybody who can come and help, just come on down to rock away. meet us on the steps of the church and anybody who needs help, email us your address. so we have these post-its and we were writing people's addresses. the true heros are the volunteers that came down from brooklyn and other parts of queens that weren't damaged in manhattan. they came down and they were willing to do anything. so we would just literally handing out post-its go to 225
beechwood. go in this address and that address. >> the two of you were there before the red cross and even fema? >> well, it was a huge community effort. there were people in rock away like megyn and kalin fitzgerald, a group of women mostly and joe. [ laughter ] got together and was just like our community needs to be cleaned up. so we just were like what needs to happen? we're like obviously everything -- everybody's basement needs to come out. needs to come out now before the mold starts spreading. so we just started sending outs groups. more people were come. all of the people from my school. >> just so many people came together. these are just three of the angels who decided to help in the matter of destruction. and some people are so grateful for what you did from animals to human beings. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> gretchen: let's go back over now to steve.
>> steve: just a moment ago there was almost a little insurrection here because, jenna, what am i sitting in? >> santa's chair. >> steve: you got a problem with that? >> no. [ laughter ] >> yes, she did. >> steve: he had a problem with it a minute ago because you said this is the chair that santa is supposed to be in, right? >> um-huh. >> steve: michael, you said about the same thing for the most part? >> um-huh. >> steve: then you also sang a song that we can't play that on tv. sorry. >> steve: it's the first stanza that would bug people. you know who this chair belongs. >> to santa. >> steve: neil cavuto. no it's not for neil cavuto. kids, put your hands together, santa claus is coming to town. >> ho ho ho ho, ho ho ho, merry christmas, hi. merry christmas. if he lease navidad.
-- feliz navidad. ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho. >> there you go, santa, it's for a boy. >> this is for a girl. girl. girl. come on. >> everybody. my hat. my santa hat. >> steve: threw go, santa. >> thank you. >> there you go ho ho ho. all right, kids. >> >> steve: very nice. >> ho ho ho ho. >> steve: i'm going to get a stapler. >> ho ho ho. >> steve: thank you to bass
pro. hottest toys for everybody. very nice. there you go, santa. >> everybody, ho ho ho. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. thanks for coming. >> brian: you only have one more chance to speak to our loved ones that have passed on. our audience will get the pass. we have psychic medium here live. >> that would be cool. >> another by billie ray cyrus. stick around. >> this season really isn't about the money and life. i hope you make it extra special with the priceless times you have with your family, your friends, the people that matter to you. if the market goes up or down, here is hoping regardless it's a priceless holiday for all of you. merry christmas.
>> hi everybody, i'm bill hemmer. >> and i'm martha maccallum >> bill: and we want to wish you a merry christmas from america's newsroom, ho ho ho ho. >> alisyn: thanks bill and martha, very festive. christmas is all about family, friends and loved ones, so imagine if you could spend just one more christmas with someone who passed away and send them a message? >> our next guest does just that she is going to do with with our audience day. gifted medium. >> great to have you with us. >> you gave me a reading back back stage unexpected. we had never met before and it was powerful and a littleery. >> thank you. but thank you for being open and when i read for people here i need you to be open-minded about everybody living and deceased i'm really looking forward for to doing
that. >> holidays are particularly interesting. for many people sometimes very difficult because they want to connect with loved ones from the past. >> you know, when the holidays come we have all those memories from the past. and when that great energy of our mother, our father, our grandmother, our child, the person we love the most is not there, it's so, it's so -- there is such an empty void within us. love is the bring that connects us to the spirit world. i know that we have guardian angels and loved ones that walk with us. our loved ones will come in and our loved ones will communicate with -- your loved ones will comiewb indicate with you. you will get signs. everybody will get signs from your loved ones if you listen to it. you might be thinking of them and their favorite song comes on the air or you're thinking of them and they're making the lights flicker on and off. has this happened to anybody here? has this happened to anybody in our audience here where you have felt your loved one who has passed over. raise your hand.
don't be aphrase. yeah. so you have felt their energy with you. and it's not uncommon. it's just some people are afraid and they don't understand it. >> we will step out of your way. we don't want to impede our energy. i know alley -- alli is glowing energy. we will allow you to talk with your audience. >> i was feeling over here. do you have someone deceased that's a mary or margaret. >> margaret is your mother. >> your mom's spirit is with you. she is saying that you have, i don't know if it's her chair in your home or you have a piece of her furniture in your home. is this true? >> i have a lot of things of hers with me. >> yeah. okay. and then and also she is saying -- did you have an issue with circulation around your foot or your leg? >> yes. my foot. >> yeah. because she is saying that you need to keep a good eye on this. it's not serious but you need to watch this. and they are showing also a j
person like a joseph. >> joseph, my brother-in-law. >> is it also your grandfather or your father? >> no. >> or middle name? >> actually was my grandfather's middle name. >> it was your grandfather's middle name. that's who i feel is here is your grandfather. where is your brother? >> i don't have a brother. >> i thought you said joseph is your brother. >> brother-in-law. >> oh your brother-in-law. >> yeah. >> okay. no, it's your grandfather's spirit that i'm feeling with you. and also she is saying you had to do something recently with your eyes or your teeth and i didn't know which thing she is showing me. did you have to get new -- something with your eyes or your teeth? i don't know why she is showing that besides your foot. >> no. >> and then she is showing me a chain, a chain, your mom -- something about a chain. >> my daughter just started wearing a chain of my
mother's. >> a chain of your mom's? >> okay. she knows your daughter is wearing the chain. thank you so much. i appreciate you doing that thank you so much. >> okay. give me a second. now, i kind of feel like somebody else here had an m like here, could you put that behind -- do you have someone deceased that that's an m? >> yes. >> is that a feel male or male is it spelled mi, michael. >> michael, yes. >> is michael your -- did you live with michael. >> i worked with michael for a few years. >> you worked with michael. because i saw you spending a lot of time with him. was he like a mentor to you. >> yes. >> okay. and he is saying that you recently got or you are going to have something good coming from your work. did they advance you or did they change you with something recently. >> they are changing me. putting me to another office. >> yeah. he is saying that you are going to be happy there but he is saying there is one person
there that you both used to make fun of that you both didn't like. [ laughter ] and i see that person getting out of the way. do you know who i am talking about? that's okay. [ laughter ] >> you don't have to say but i see that person getting out of the way. and there is also in this area i'm seeing like a rose or robert or. >> >> rosa. >> rosa is your name. pass that over to rosa. so your first name is rose savment rosa do you have another rosa. >> my sister july 4th. your sister's spirit is with you. and was it that you didn't make it in time to say good guy. she is saying it's okay.
we are only a thought away from spirit. spirits know that we love them. and she i know it's hard especially the first holiday she wants to you send to your family that she is okay. she is at peace. who had cancer? >> my sister. >> she had cancer. there is somebody else who has cancer who is deceased. >> my dad. >> your dad? she is with the other -- she is with your dad. >> she is with my dad. >> thank you so much. i'm so sorry for the people i didn't read for. i hope that if you have been through this sandy tragedy that everything works -- is working out for all of you. god bless you. thank you so much. [ applause ] >> wow, that means so much much to people. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> we will turn it over to steve. billy ray cyrus is still with us. so don't go away. is he going to perform that's what daddy's do when "fox &
friends" christmas rolls on from new york city. [ applause ] ♪ that's what daddy's do ♪ shield you from the rain ♪ shelter in the storm ♪ there to ease your pain. ♪ >> merry christmas, everyone. sounds good with a british ache sent, doesn't it? now this is not the day to talk about fiscal cliff or qe 3 or anything like a that at all. no, this is a day for family, friends, and joy. merry christmas everyone. ♪ ♪ ought i could ignore it,
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>> we are back now with billie ray cyrus a song with close to his heart about being a dad. gather the kids around and listen to that's what daddies do. take it away brc. you got it. senate ♪ ♪ i was just a young boy
♪ the day i learned to ride my bike ♪ ♪ i asked daddy are you sure if you let go ♪ i'm gonna be all right ♪ he said trust yourself my boy ♪ keep your faith and know that dreams can still come true ♪ and know i'm here to catch your fall ♪ because that's what daddy's do ♪ that's what daddy's do ♪ they shield you from the rain ♪ shelter in the storm ♪ there to ease your pain ♪ wherever you may roam
♪ what you are going through ♪ know i'm by your side ♪ because that's what daddy's do ♪ that, na, na, na, na ♪ na, na, na, na, na ♪ na, na, na, na ♪ na, na, na, na ♪ na, na, na, na, na ♪ now that i'm a grown man ♪ with my own family ♪ pictures of my daddy on the
wall ♪ look like faded memories ♪ i can still see him standing there ♪ the day he he read the doctor's news ♪ though i tried to hide his pain ♪ he smiled and said, son, that's what daddy's do ♪ ♪ that's what daddy's do ♪ they shield you from the rain ♪ shelter in the storm ♪ there to ease your pain ♪ wherever you may roam ♪ what you're going through ♪ know i'm by your side ♪ because that's what daddy's do ♪ yeah, know i'm by your side
♪ 'cause that's what daddy's do ♪ na, na, na, na ♪ na, na, na, na ♪ na, na, na, na ♪ na, na, na, na ♪ na, na, na, na, na ♪ na, na, na, na, na ♪ [ applause ] ' ♪ ♪